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Cultural Resources of India
by Sangeet Natak Akademi
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Directed and compiled by B.V. Karanth/बी. वी. कारंत. Bhootaradhana is an indigenous pre-Aryan cult still practised in coastal Karnataka: the worship of benevolent spirits or Bhootas regarded as guardians of the people. The Bhootas are many--animal spirits, spirits of heroes, incarnations of the mother Goddess and puranic deities--each with an established mythology and iconography. Worshipped in homes and village shrines--Bhootasthanas--they come to life in a shamanistic...
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